SEZ notifications

SEZs – Relaxations During Pandemic

Corporate Law - On account of the Pandemic outburst of COVID-19, the Central Government declared a complete lockdown from 25th March, 2020 onwards in various phases. In subsequent lockdown, the Ministry of Home Affairs vide Guidelines dated 15th April, 2020, issued relaxations for Special Economic Zones (SEZs) wherein the Government from 20th April, 2020...

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Harmonization of Rules, formats & fees in all SEZs

Corporate Law - The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce vide SEZ Division Letter in D.12/25/2012-SEZ, dated October 28, 2014, has harmonized the Rules, formats and fees in all the SEZs formats by standardizing the following procedures for adaption in all Zones:...

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Digitalization of applications/permissions by SEZ Units/ Developers

Corporate Law - As part of ‘Ease of Doing Business’ initiative of Department of Commerce (DOC), following transactions were identified by DOC as important applications made by SEZ units and Developers to Development Commissioner’s office and DOC for various Approvals/intimations/reporting. DOC had requested NDML to develop and deploy online sub...

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378 SEZs are presently notified, out of which 265 are operational

Corporate Law - Ministry of Commerce & Industry 378 SEZs are presently notified, out of which 265 are operational Posted On: 10 MAR 2021 The Special Economic Zones (SEZs) policy was launched in April, 2000.  The Special Economic Zones Act, 2005, was passed by Parliament in May, 2005 which received Presidential assent on the 23rd of June, 2005.  Th...

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Guidelines on Handling of Court Cases and Other Litigation Matters Relating to Sezs

Corporate Law - In all other matters, the concerned DC, SEZ should take all necessary steps, including consultation with Government Counsel and represent the matter before the relevant Court on behalf of UoI also....

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Entry Tax: After Granting Exemption same can’t be rejected for Technicalities

SRF Ltd. Vs State of Madhya Pradesh And Others (Madhya Pradesh High Court) - The issue under consideration is whether the petitioner is eligible for exemption from payment of entry tax based on certificates granted under Madhya Pradesh Udyog Nivesh Samvardhan Sahayta Yojna?...

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Relaxations to SEZs for pending compliances till 30.06.2021

(01/01/1970) - Ministry of Commerce and Industries  notifies relaxations in Pending compliances, expiry of validity of LoAs, approvals or permissions till 30.06.2021. In view of the prevailing situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and partial lock-down imposed by the State Governments, most government offices are ei...

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DC may allow SEZ unit to work from home amid Covid-19: Govt

No. K.43013(12)1/2021-SEZ - (06/05/2021) - DCs may consider the requests from the industry and approve the extension of WFH facility in a liberal manner till such time when National Disaster Management Authority or State Government continues to issue orders governing this pandemic management....

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Work from home extended till 30.06.2021 for SEZs in Maharashtra

Order No. SEEPZ-SEZ/ADMN/GI/588/2020-21/04325 - (15/03/2021) - it is decided that the 'Work From Home" permission in terms of Rule 43 of SEZ Rule 2006 is extended till 30.06.2021. A review of the same will be taken thereafter for further decision in the matter....

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One Time Custom Duty & Inspection Requirement waiver In Case of De-Bonding Of IT/ Ites Units In Sezs

Instruction No. 105 - (05/02/2021) - One time waiver of Custom Duty as well as inspection requirement in case of de-bonding of IT/ ITeS units in SEZs and exemption on filing of BOE for goods sold by IT/ITeS SEZ unit which were initially procured on payment of duty and not used for authorised operations....

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Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Rules, 2020

Notification No. G.S.R. 678(E) - (23/10/2020) - (1) These rules may be called the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Rules, 2020. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette....

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Relaxations to SEZs for pending compliances till 30.06.2021

Ministry of Commerce and Industries  notifies relaxations in Pending compliances, expiry of validity of LoAs, approvals or permissions till 30.06.2021. In view of the prevailing situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and partial lock-down imposed by the State Governments, most government offices are either closed or are functioning with skel...

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DC may allow SEZ unit to work from home amid Covid-19: Govt

No. K.43013(12)1/2021-SEZ 06/05/2021

DCs may consider the requests from the industry and approve the extension of WFH facility in a liberal manner till such time when National Disaster Management Authority or State Government continues to issue orders governing this pandemic management....

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Work from home extended till 30.06.2021 for SEZs in Maharashtra

Order No. SEEPZ-SEZ/ADMN/GI/588/2020-21/04325 15/03/2021

it is decided that the 'Work From Home" permission in terms of Rule 43 of SEZ Rule 2006 is extended till 30.06.2021. A review of the same will be taken thereafter for further decision in the matter....

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378 SEZs are presently notified, out of which 265 are operational

Ministry of Commerce & Industry 378 SEZs are presently notified, out of which 265 are operational Posted On: 10 MAR 2021 The Special Economic Zones (SEZs) policy was launched in April, 2000.  The Special Economic Zones Act, 2005, was passed by Parliament in May, 2005 which received Presidential assent on the 23rd of June, 2005.  Th...

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One Time Custom Duty & Inspection Requirement waiver In Case of De-Bonding Of IT/ Ites Units In Sezs

Instruction No. 105 05/02/2021

One time waiver of Custom Duty as well as inspection requirement in case of de-bonding of IT/ ITeS units in SEZs and exemption on filing of BOE for goods sold by IT/ITeS SEZ unit which were initially procured on payment of duty and not used for authorised operations....

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Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Rules, 2020

Notification No. G.S.R. 678(E) 23/10/2020

(1) These rules may be called the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Rules, 2020. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette....

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Entry Tax: After Granting Exemption same can’t be rejected for Technicalities

SRF Ltd. Vs State of Madhya Pradesh And Others (Madhya Pradesh High Court)

The issue under consideration is whether the petitioner is eligible for exemption from payment of entry tax based on certificates granted under Madhya Pradesh Udyog Nivesh Samvardhan Sahayta Yojna?...

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Last date of filing QPRs/APRs by SEZ units/EOUs/Developers extended

No. K-43022/7/2020-SEZ 22/09/2020

I am directed to refer to this Department's letter of even number dated 30.03.2020 (Copy enclosed) on the subject cited above and to state that keeping in view of hardship due to COVID-19, this Department has further decided to extend the time period for filing APRs/QPRs by SEZ Units/Developers/EOUs upto 31st December, 2020....

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Govt notifies inclusion of new members in CSEZ Authority

Notification No. S.O. 3625(E) 17/09/2020

Central Government, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with sub-section (5) of Section 31 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (28 of 2005), hereby makes the following amendment in the notification of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, dated 28th May, 2018, for inclusion of new membe...

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SEZs – Relaxations During Pandemic

On account of the Pandemic outburst of COVID-19, the Central Government declared a complete lockdown from 25th March, 2020 onwards in various phases. In subsequent lockdown, the Ministry of Home Affairs vide Guidelines dated 15th April, 2020, issued relaxations for Special Economic Zones (SEZs) wherein the Government from 20th April, 2020...

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